HR Manager

2 months ago
Job ID
Min (Annual)
USD $107,646.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $161,469.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $107,646.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $118,411.00/Yr.


Under general guidance of the Director of Administration, translates the agency’s strategic mission and goals into agency-wide human resources strategy to support the overall business plan and create a positive employee experience. Also works with the Labor Manager to determine labor strategies and their effects on all employees both union and nonunion.


This position manages management and administrative staff, works with legal advisors on regulatory responses, advises internal customers, and manages programs and projects, and compliance with policy, procedures, regulations, laws and EEO/affirmative action affected areas. The scope of responsibilities for this position includes overseeing broad, complex, and potentially sensitive issues and situations that may have substantial impact on the company.

Essential Duties

  1. Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, coordinates, oversees, evaluates, and trains assigned staff.
  2. Functions as a strategic business advisor to executive and senior management of each department regarding key organizational and management issues; including the administration of collective bargaining contracts, resolution of personnel issues, disciplinary action and other personnel matters. Which may necessitate determining when to contact legal counsel.
  3. In charge of the maintenance of the agencies compensation system, including salary and classification studies, implementation of salary schedules, classification review, development and maintenance of job descriptions and position control. Presenting recommended changes to the Board of Directors.
  4. Provides oversight and direction for the agencies benefit program, providing service and information regarding salary, classification, range and step increases, leaves, unemployment insurance, health and welfare and retirement. Articulate with Payroll Department as needed to ensure proper salary and benefit payments.
  5. Provides oversight for HRIS activities, labor, performance management, drug & alcohol program, workers’ compensation, succession planning, retention and talent acquisition.
  6. Develops and recommends policies, procedures, and programs relating to human resources; and ensures that all policies and procedures are implemented. Interprets and administers employment laws and personnel policies to applicants, employees and the general public providing advice and recommendation to stakeholders. Oversees the preparation of all personnel action items for approval by the executive staff and board of directors.
  7. Prepares through research and analysis, statistical data compiling reports, surveys, metrics and materials serving as a resource person for the Labor Manager, Executive Team and Board of Directors.
  8. Prepares the annual budget for division and supervises its implementation and maintenance.
  9. As the designated EEO/Affirmative Action Program Manager, reports directly to Chief Executive Officer regarding these matters. Responsible for internal and external communication of the plan, collecting and analyzing employment data, identifying problem areas, proposing goals and time tables. Serving as liaison between Community Transit regulatory agencies. Evaluates reports, decisions, and results achieved in relation to established goals for the hiring and promotion process.
  10. Leads, manages and maintains vendor management services and vendor evaluation, selection, and contract negotiation.
  11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or public administration or another related field
  2. 10 years in Human Resources
  3. 5 years management level Human Resources experience accountable for labor relations, employee relations, staffing, compensation and benefits
  4. 3 years in public sector Human Resources
  5. 5 years of experience in supervision. In a medium size (500+ employees) organization
  6. HRIS experience including performance management and recruitment


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.



  1. Master’s degree in human resources management, business administration or public administration or another related field
  2. SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification
  3. Transit experience
  4. PeopleSoft, ICIMS, Halogen


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Principles and practices of supervision and management
  2. Budgeting principles and practices
  3. Structured project methodologies and project planning tools
  4. Principles and best practices for personnel recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, and human resources information systems
  5. Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, succession planning and coordination of people and resources
  6. Principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  7. Laws, regulations, precedents, and interpretation and interaction of company policy and contract administration
  8. Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation
  9. Negotiation, to persuade vendors, employees and others toward a specific goal or action


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Active listening, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to comprehend and understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  2. Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and/or local laws, rules and regulations
  3. Developing, interpreting and implementing policies and procedures
  4. Supervision and development of direct staff. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  5. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  6. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  7. Conflict resolution, bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
  8. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  9. Strategic planning and project management skills
  10. Time management and organizational skills to achieve defined outcomes within given timeframes
  11. Proficient use of software applications products including word processing and spreadsheets
  12. Communicate verbally and in writing to express information and ideas clearly and to persuade
  13. Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time
  14. Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  15. Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
  16. Building strong relationships across the agency by encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members thus creating a positive atmosphere for employees in the organization and within the division
  17. Being ethical, confidential and transparent
  18. Presentation skills


Physical Requirements


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of test to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position. The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.  On-line Applications Only - Apply at Incomplete applications will not be considered.


First consideration August 11.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is a Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants national origin, sex protected veteran status or disability.


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